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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2011 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

As I've admitted before, other than sentimental bottle of Southern Comfort (yuck), I rarely did much at concerts (like those above put it, figuring I paid too much to obscure the experience since various approaches didn't always "enhance" it, if you follow...uptight control freak nature and all, it was likely to produce unwanted side-effects in public domain).

At home, now, age-related issues make it all the less appealing. In fact, generally my time with music is associated with the gym and an ipod, so just the opposite of the implication, really.

Yes, life after 50 is a big change; has been for me, but as the ol' man always said, it beats the alternative (no life after 50).

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 14, 2011 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

The hang overs hurt more then they used to. Corn bread and ice tea took the place of pills and ninety-proof.

The music is about the only "mind altering substance" I can deal with anymore.

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Poster: wineland Date: Jan 14, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

Last time I saw Hank Jr. he was nowhere near corn bread and ice tea, even though that's what he proclaimed. More like corn rye whiskey and Long Island ice tea chasers.

These days wine with dinner and the occasional late night greens work for me. Hard liquor, white substances and paper hallucinogens aren't advisable, so says my cardiologist. Although the occasional fungi is welcome if at the right frame of mind and health. Young kids and a demanding job tend to curtail extracurricular.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 14, 2011 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

Yea, but Bocephus also sang:

"Try and put yourself
in my unique position
If I get stoned and
sing all night long
It's a family tradition"

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

I can't even imagine what an actual hangover would do to me now. Simply lacking sleep causes the same effects.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2011 6:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

I use the "better than the alternative" line all the time I picked it up from a guy I play basketball with that is almost 60, he just keeps going. I dont know if i'll still be playing in 20 years might have to take up golf soon but I hope not. The line comes in handy when people start complaining it tends to snap them out of it and makes you think that it could always be alot worse. The shitty part is I tweaked my knee a little playing this week. The floor was slippery from the snow but alas better than the alternative.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2011 8:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

I first blew out my knee on experimental "carpeted gym floor" (one, only of course; think really small ply, indoor turf...hard to explain, but smooth with incredible traction...duh; foot stopped, body/knee kept going...dislocation...yikes). Suffice it to say, city quickly dropped the experiment; probably coulda gotten some money if I knew a lawyer at the time...ruined my life in some ways, but then back went out...kept playing for 15 yrs post surg (dumbass).

Wife never forgave me; I played WAY too much...everyday for 15 yrs; often twice a day.

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Jan 14, 2011 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite mind altering substances while listening to the Dead.

Holy, every day is alot. I try to play twice a week and then do some sort of cardio every day. The one floor is rubberized tile over cement(old church school gym) and the salt left some film on the floor even though it was washed 3 times before we played. I don't think it's anything major but i will take a few weeks off. Sucks though I need that kinda release this time of year.

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